With Michael Cusack
It’s Meredith week, and I for one am super excited to sink some tins and pull some embarrassing shapes in the ‘Sup to Throwing Shade, Ben UFO, Chiara Kickdrum and all the rest. But if you weren’t lucky enough to get tickets, there’s still plenty going on in ol’ Melbourne town. On Thursday December 8, Ben UFO heads up Novel’s 5th birthday celebrations at Glamorama - even better, if you RSVP to the facebook event, it’s free entry. Ben UFO emerged in the dub-step scene of London and Leeds in the early 2000s, but has evolved with the scene into the esteemed selector he is today.
On Friday December 9, esteemed Melbourne podcasters Bomphcast are launching themselves in the physical realm with their first party called A Late Night Situation. Rather than packing out the party with heaps of DJs doing short sets, Bomphcast are focusing on one selector, allowing them full reign on the party with an extended all night set. First up is Jake McDonald, one of the boys behind popular techno collective; Bunker. McDonald has supported some huge names over the last couple of years, it’s great to see him getting a platform to really push his brand of heavy bass laden, brooding techno. It goes down at The Sub Club in the city (previously known as The Night Owl), we haven’t seen much going on there lately, hopefully this becomes an ongoing party that sparks some life into the place.
On Sunday December 11, Matt Radovich’s famous monthly Sunday session, Sunday Soiree, returns from hiatus at a new northside venue. DJs are given free rein on what to play, ranging from house, funk and soul, to trip-hop and more, giving the DJs a fun way to end their working weekends and relax. Up for the first one is Matt Radovich, Hans-DC, Clint Hargreaves, Steezy E, No Name Nath, Regan Tate and Organ Freeman. It’s going down at Joey Smalls on Sydney Road, a cool new-ish bar/restaurant from the same minds as New Guernica and Chuckle Park.